I will be giving a series of brand new talks, this year and next, on a variety of topics. My next event links together the Revolutionary War and World War I, showing how a particular ‘American Way of War’ inspired the United States fought from the time of its founding right up to the dawn of the twentieth century. Come to historic Anderson House (a lovely venue!) on July 13 at 6PM: https://washington.org/event/lecture-and-book-signing-testing-american-way-war-doughboys-bring-revolution-western-front
Da Capo Press has agreed to publish my latest work-in-progress; a story of heroism, suspense, tragedy, and inspiration in World War I. It recounts the incredible experiences of four average Americans who became extraordinary: Medal of Honor recipients Alvin C. York, Charles Whittlesey, and George McMurtry, whose lives converged in the saga of the Lost Battalion, and the sportswriter-turned-war correspondent Damon Runyon, who ensured their sacrifices would never be forgotten. Their experiences are set against a nation on the cusp of its greatest century, from the mean streets of New York City, to the rugged mountains of Tennessee, and the western plains. More details will follow as the project progresses.